From: KTUU, Friday, April 24, 2009

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Northwest Airlines will cease freighter operations in Anchorage at the end of the year, the company said Friday.

Delta Airlines recently acquired Northwest and confirms the announcement will eliminate 40 of their nearly 80 cargo jobs in Alaska.

The airline cites the old age of their aircraft, as well as a slowdown in the economy as reasons for the termination of service.

A spokesperson for Delta says the airline will do its best to transfer employees to other locations.

Delta will continue passenger service into Anchorage, and cargo service will still be available on those flights.